The Pachamama Alliance is recognized as one of the most effective organizations in protecting the rights of the indigenous people of the Amazonian Rainforest, the Achuar. This organization began with a dream. In the 1980’s, the indigenous Achuar people had a vision of destruction coming to their land. This vision came true with the invasion of the oil industries in Achuar land. The Achuar reached out for help from those in the modern world, and this request was answered. People from the modern world have teamed up with the Achuar to help protect their native land. Go to the link above to learn more about this organization.
British Photographer Jimmy Nelson captures last forms of tribal life on film.
These videos are very striking and have a raw power.
To me, these people radiate the beauty of being part of an eternal and natural tradition.
I hope they get to continue their tribal ways.
But anyways, enough of my babbling, check it out!
”A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey